G.F. Skipworth

George Skipworth

has spent every available moment playing golf or studying the greats since the 60s, in between world tours as a classical musician, Harvard studies in Government or as the author of a dozen novels. Nicklaus and Snead may be the statistical greats, but Skipworth is a life-long devotee of Gary Player, and considers meeting the South African at the Jeld-Wen to be an unforgettable milestone. His driving passion in golf these days is to raise viewer interest in the LPGA.

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Woods, Williams, Mickelson – Age Our Nemesis

Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Phil Mickelson Don’t Want to Stop Tiger Woods shared a sympathetic  tribute to tennis great Serena Williams as they share some of the ills we experience approaching middle age and beyond. He swept aside all other considerations for the moment, and chalked it up to the biggest reality in life. The …

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Mirim Lee Wins ANA – Hits the Wall

Mirim Lee Hits Wall Shot, Wins ANA with Short Game Magic Yes, the culmination of Mirim Lee’s victory at the ANA was strange, without fans to cheer, extreme heat, and some of the weirdest short game shots  one person can put into a final round. That included an intentional wall shot. It is unusual for …

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Heat, Forest Fire Smoke – Lighten Up, LPGA

High Heat, Smoke of Western Fires a Threat to LPGA  Players This week, I received a first-hand lesson in forest fires, as part of a 10,000 person evacuation of a coastal town on the central Oregon coast. As we inched along at one half mile per hour with a vast fire at our heels, officers …

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Gabriela Ruffels – Better Late than Never

Ruffels Rises to High Amateur Standing in Brief Time It is time to once more harp on my perennial question. Why am I so coordinated in one thing but not in another? Why can’t physical skill be substituted to another activity? Why isn’t it transferable? As it turns out, it;s just me. There are indeed …

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Joe Long Wins British Amateur – Adds to Lexicon

First Brit in Years to Win the Amateur, Joe Long Expands the Vocabulary I admit that I should have known better. Half of my family tree is British in origin from my grandparents generation and back. I was one of those kids speaking Eton English in an American elementary school, with all the quizzical looks …

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Chick Evans – College for Caddies

Early Legend Chick Evans Left Enormous Legacy I had to think a little, but yes, I remember the name of Chick Evans, or more properly I should say Charles E. “Chick” Evans. However, the reason I remembered it is that I have a memory of seeing the name on the head of a driver as …

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Sarah White – Popov Story in the Making?

Sarah White, Just Starting Out, Wins Founders Tribute Everyone comes from somewhere, including everyone who is famous. Everyone who wins a big golf tournament won a small one somewhere back there. Everyone who plays on the LPGA had to qualify to get there. So why not write about Sarah White and her victory at Longbow …

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Popov – How to Get LPGA Card Back, Bigtime!

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Parlez-Vous Golf? Michael Lorenzo-Vera Does

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